Board of Directors

Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centres is a not-for-profit organization providing inclusive high quality child care services to children from Infant to 12 years of age, which includes positive support to their families. 

We are currently searching for individuals to join our Board of Directors. This is a volunteer opportunity for parents and community members to learn about the inner workings of the organization and help in it's direction. 

The Board meets 4 times per year for approximately 2 hours, rotating through our centres. No prior experience is required. 

 If you are interested in joining our Board of Directors, please submit your application to jhcc@bellnet.ca

If you have any questions or would like more information about this opportunity, please feel free to contact us at the  e-mail address above and include in the subject line       Board of Directors.

Vision Statement

The Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centres' vision of the future is to become recognized as the premier provider of the child care services and programs in the Region of Waterloo. This image of excellence will occur as a result of establishing the following benchmarks for success: 

-- Nurturing respect, imagination and creativity through provoking, interactive programs and services that allow children to celebrate their individuality and embrace their commonalities;

-- Programs that lay solid foundations encouraging strong communication skills that will have a positive influence on children for a lifetime;

-- Creating an engaging, dynamic environment in progressively designed facilities using the highest quality developmentally appropriate equipment and technology available;

-- Developing enterprising partnerships with parents and the community;

-- Providing leading-edge professional development training opportunities for staff;

-- Creating indoor and outdoor areas for exploration that allow for authentic interactions, respect and awe for nature.

Our vision will be realized through a collective commitment of staff and board members dedicated to a future that is rich in quality and accessible to our diverse community.

Hiring Policy

Mission Statement

Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing inclusive childcare services from infant to 12 years of age, and positive support for their families. We offer innovative and interactive learning opportunities that challenge and stimulate the children in a secure, respectful environment facilitated by qualified, nurturing, professional staff.

Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre believes that hiring qualified individuals to fill positions contributes to the overall success of the organization. JHCCC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities and we are an inclusive, equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

We value professionalism. As a foundation to our high-quality programs we are dedicated to upholding the College of Early Childhood Educator’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
As professionals, we are committed to life-long learning that builds on our solid education of child development and care. We believe in continuously gaining new understanding of best practices as research emerges and advancements are made in related fields of study.

Job Postings

At Jacob Hespeler, we believe it is important to hire and promote from within. Open positions will be posted internally at each child care centre and emailed to all internal staff. The hiring committee will determine if a vacant position will be posted externally as well. Factors such as the level of responsibility of the role and number of staff required, will be some of the determining factors as to whether a position is posted externally. Open positions will be promoted internally, prior to being posted externally.

A job posting will include the responsibilities of the role and the qualifications that are required or preferred. The posting will request that a cover letter and resume or letter of intent be submitted. Candidates that partially meet qualifications are still encouraged to apply. The date by which resumes must be submitted, along with the method of submission, will also be detailed.

Selection Process

Resumes will be reviewed by the Executive Director, a hiring committee and/or stakeholders, depending on the position that is posted. Only candidates that JHCCC wishes to interview will be notified, either by email or phone, to set an interview time.

Interview Process

As part of the hiring process, candidates may be given access to interview questions and may be requested to submit an essay or predetermined task.

Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre uses a hiring committee made up of multiple representatives such as the Executive Director, Supervisors and Board Members. A roundtable forum is generally the method used for interviewing candidates, with the exception being for the Deputy Director and Executive Director positions, where individual interviews are conducted.

For a position of added responsibility, such as Supervisor, Deputy Director and Executive Director, candidates will be required to submit a portfolio and the process may consist of multiple interview sessions.


Candidates will be assessed according to their performance in the interview. Performance is based on, but not limited to, their written and oral communication skills, knowledge of the related regulations for the position (such as the Child Care and Early Years Act or guiding documents such as How Does Learning Happen?, Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice), best fit and successful reference checks.

Notification of Hire

Successful candidates will be contacted via email or phone with an offer of employment that will detail the start date, location of workplace and a timeline to either accept or decline the position. Once accepted, the candidate will receive a written offer of employment which will be reviewed together with a representative of Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre and signed by both parties.

Unsuccessful Candidates

Those who were interviewed, but not successful in being offered a job, will be notified by email. Their resume and any information they provided will be kept on file for up to three months. Should additional postings occur within the three-month period, they may be considered again for these new positions. A second interview may or may not be required at the Centre’s discretion.

Right to Repost

Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centre reserves the right to repost a position, should we be unable to find a suitable candidate from the original posting.

If you are interested in joining our professional team of Educators please contact Roslyn Hilgartner, Deputy Director.

Resume’s accepted by email:


acob Hespeler Child Care Centres welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. 

“Children need teachers who are passionate, curious, joyful and committed to living life fully mindful.”Margie Carter/Deb Curtis

Top Ten Reasons To Work For Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centres

  • Reggio inspired emergent curriculum that puts respectful relationships and the Image of the Child (strong, rich and capable: as having preparedness, potential, curiosity, and interest in constructing their own knowledge and theories) at the heart of all our programs.
  • Professional competitive salary with a great benefit package including RRSP’s, sick days, family days.
  • Parents are respected as a child’s first teacher.
  • Children are respected as competent, resourceful, curious and capable.
  • Educators are respected as individuals who are able to form warm nurturing relationships with children and their families.
  • Warm caring colleagues committed to life long learning.
  • Professional development encouraged and supported.
  • Our educators are encouraged to live their lives joyously with children. 
  • Our teams are encouraged to play everyday.
  • The support of hundreds of years experience from the teaching and supervisory team. Every voice is respected.

"Start today as a child does; full of light and the clearest of vision." - Brenda Veland

Current Job Opportunities

Supply Positions: Ongoing

Email resumes to: jhdeputy@bellnet.ca

Hiring Full-time and Part-time Registered Early Childhood Educators

Start Date: Current year 2022 ongoing

Jacob Hespeler Child Care is hiring for Full-time and Part-time Permanent Position. Potential Site: 7 locations in Waterloo Region- Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Elmira
RECE Starting Wage: $23.55 plus 4% vacation.


Reporting to the Supervisor of the Child Care Centre, the successful applicant will be responsible for implementing “How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years (2014)” as the document for the purpose of guiding licensed child care programs under subsection 55 (3) of the CCEYA.
Adhere to all policies and procedures as set by the Board of Directors.


  • ECE Diploma or Degree or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Valid Standard First Aid & Infant and Child CPR Level C Certificate
  • An original Police Vulnerable Sector Check dated within 6 months prior to being hired
  • Certificates of completion of WHMIS and Health and Safety Training
  • Able to communicate with families, colleagues, school board personnel, and the community professionally and effectively
  • Organized and attention to detail with the ability to set priorities and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision
  • Enthusiasm, flexibility, dedication, and dependability
  • A passion for life-long learning
  • Knowledge of the pedagogical documentation cycle and implementing emergent curriculum
  • Ability to use professional judgment daily within guidelines established by the College of Early Childhood Educators, Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, The Waterloo Region, and program policies

Interested permanent internal candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent requesting movement from a part-time position to a full-time position. Interested internal non-permanent      ( Supply & Contract Staff ) and external candidates are asked to submit a cover letter and resume detailing their qualifications and certifications. 

Roslyn Hilgartner, RECE, AECEO.CC                                                      Deputy Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Email: jhdeputy@bellnet.ca

For more information about our programs, locations and philosophy of early learning, please visit: www.jhchildcare.com

Jacob Hespeler Child Care Centres welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.


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